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Sustainable Development Goal Targeted: Zero Hunger

The scale of agriculture is incredible. 70% of the world’s food is created by small land holder farmers on less than 5 ha. This amounts to 570 million households farming 380 million hectares of land who cannot access expertise from research, corporations or current practice.

FarmEd aims to address several issues in emerging economies relating to agriculture and hunger:

Food security- lack of market co-ordination and limited agricultural knowledge can result in oversupply of certain crops in a developing country which increases vulnerability to disease, loss and environmental disaster.

Economic empowerment- agriculture as an industry employs 40% of the global population. Most of them are subsistence farmers earning less than USD$5 per day. Enabling productivity gains has a direct impact on their income.

Land misuse- Significant loss of crops and incorrect use of pesticides has downstream affects on not only the immediate economy but the state of life on land and life in the sea. Soil erosion, loss of biodiversity and chemical outflow into the sea can be linked to poor agricultural practices.

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Goals: Aim for 3 community meetings to be held Aim for 10-15 attendees per meeting Aim for 70% of sales over the 3 meetings Link To The Experiment Design Post https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/791780   Reassert Lean Phase: Channels: community meeting   Reassert Assumption: That the January team hold 3 community meetings That the community meetings will have good reception and allow us to spark interest and make bulk sales. Results: Three...

Hamish Probert
by Hamish Probert
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Hamish Probert
Experiment adopted

Does Providing Incentive for Communication of Data Increase the Success Rate for Sensor Data Reporting?   Introduction: An earlier case study, which was run from July through to December 2018, attempted to test several aspects of sensor usage; the ability of farmers to utilise the sensor correctly, read the results, record the results, and finally, communicate these results to the FarmEd team through the communication platform of Facebook. The results of this study (see attached...

Marina E.M. Smith
by Marina E.M. Smith
2 Votes
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Marina E.M. Smith

  Lean Phase: Solution (MVP/Prototyping)   Assumption: Farmers are regularly implementing the information given by the application. The information obtained through this experiment will be used as a baseline, to be compared with information gathered in the future regarding regular implementation of information provided by the FarmEd application. Such an experiment was proposed here: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/815740   Time Box: 2 weeks   Key...

Katerina Grypma
by Katerina Grypma
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Katerina Grypma
Experiment adopted

Lean Phase: Solution (Prototyping) Assumption: Farmers find value in the app’s functions   Time Box: 4 weeks   Key Metrics:   Functionality User Experience Rating (FUER) Derived from Functionality User Experience Survey (FUES)             A. Scored 9-10 on FUES           B. Scored 7-8 on FUES           C. Scored 4-6 on FUES           D. Scored 2-3 on FUES           E. Scored 0-1 on FUES   Success point: At least 75% of the farmers see the app’s functions...

Justin Buhagiar
by Justin Buhagiar
4 Votes
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Justin Buhagiar
Experiment adopted

Lean Phase: Solution (MVP)   Assumption : Farmers are satisfied with the information the app delivers   Time Box : 2 Weeks   Key Metrics :   Using questions with a scale out of 5 that measure the farmers' satisfaction with the information provided on the application. Average scores higher than 3 will support the assumption that the user is adequately satisfied with the information.   Success Point - If 60% of farmers approached who complete the questionnaire rate...

Liz Watson
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by Liz Watson
4 Votes
Comments 11
Liz Watson
Proposed Experiment
Under Review

Lean phase: Solution. The underlying outcome of this experiment is to identify the Fijian reception of the FarmEd service through their willingness to sign a pre-purchase agreement.   Assumption: Farmers are willing to purchase the application   Time Box: 3 Weeks   Key Metrics Number of pre-purchases completed through a cash exchange and signing of MOU. Number of unpaid MOUs being signed without a cash exchange.       -  A pre-purchase is a signed MOU that has undergone a...

Vic Ramakrishnan
by Vic Ramakrishnan
5 Votes
Comments 4
Vic Ramakrishnan
Proposed Experiment
Under Review

Lean Phase: Solution (Prototyping)   Assumption: Farmers can easily access the app (User Experience)   Time Box: 2 Weeks (First 2 weeks of January project)   Key Metrics:   Primary: Rate farmers on a scale from 1-3 for function usability   1 - Needs assistance to use the app or cannot use functions 1-3 (refer below to CF) Unable to use functions on their own, such as:         - Inputting farmers information         - Responding to calendar notifications...

by Justin Buhagiar
4 Votes
Comments 5
Justin Buhagiar
Proposed Experiment
Under Review

Lean Phase: - Solution (MVP/Prototyping) Assumption: Farmers are regularly implementing the information given by the application. Time Box: 3 weeks Key Metrics: Whether the app is being implemented regularly, i.e. once a week. 2 seperate data collection methods will operate: one for use of app and one for use of text message alternative . See attached multiple choice questionnaire . Aiming to survey 30 farmers using this questionnaire. Success point: At...

by Katerina Grypma
7 Votes
Comments 4
Katerina Grypma

Lean Phase: Solution [MVP/Prototyping (Currency Testing)]   Time Box: 3 weeks   Assumptions: Businesses, organisations and non-government organisations (stakeholders) are willing to distribute the app at a given commission based on the amount that they are willing to be paid for.  These businesses are willing to negotiate alternative price points and commission rates.  Goal: To organise meetings with 15 different businesses and discuss price points/...

by Justin Chun
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Justin Chun
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